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New Law in Portugal Makes It Illegal for Employers To Call After Work Hours

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New Law in Portugal , Makes It Illegal
for Employers , To Call After Work Hours.
'USA Today' reports that a new law in Portugal makes it illegal for employers to contact employees outside of work hours. .
The law is an attempt to promote a healthier work-life balance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Portugal's parliament approved
the legislation on November 5. .
Under the new law, employers could face costly penalties for contacting workers after hours, including increased utilities bills. .
'USA Today' reports that the law
is also aimed at encouraging remote
workers to relocate to Portugal. .
While speaking at a tech conference in Lisbon last week, Portugal's
minister of Labor and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, said, , "The pandemic has accelerated the need
to regulate what needs to be regulated.".
Telework can be a 'game changer' if we
profit from the advantages and reduce the
disadvantages. We consider Portugal one
of the best places in the world for these digital
nomads and remote workers to choose to
live in, we want to attract them to Portugal, Ana Mendes Godinho, Portugal's Minister
of Labor and Social Security, via 'USA Today'.
The Associated Press reports
that other rules were also implemented
to incentivize working from home. .
Those measures include steps to offset loneliness and to support parents of young children. .
'USA Today' points out that not all of the proposals were approved. Allowing workers the right to
shut off work devices was not authorized
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